Calvin and Hobbes
Calvin and Hobbes

Thomas Hobbes said that, “the condition of man . . . is a condition of war of everyone against everyone.”

He also said, “the life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short.”

I bet he was a real joy to talk to over bagels and juice.

If he was right, if life is just one prolonged misery, then where’s the downside to it being “short.”

As bleak as it may seem, there must be something worthwhile there to make its brevity undesirable.

Don’t ya think?

I could make a list.